Statement by Iranian Vice President and Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Dr. Fereydoun Abbasi, at the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference

September 17, 2012

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

The Islamic Republic of Iran, based on Islamic instructions, has always opposed and will always denounce the manufacture and use of weapons of mass destruction, and the Supreme Leader of the I.R. of Iran has stressed the fact that production and application of nuclear weapons are forbidden. We do not regard nuclear weapons as instruments that can create might and power, rather we believe that a nation can overcome the power created by nuclear weapons through reliance on its overall natural and human resources and capabilities. The victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and the toppling of the US-backed monarchical regime is an evident example of overcoming such a power.